Over the years many stars have hailed from Liverpool, but in their younger years their star quality didn't always shine through.

Some of our most famous sons and daughters didn't have the best time at school, but eventually had the last laugh.

But where did some of our most famous celebs complete their academic studies?

Here's a list of all the educational establishments our stars attended:

Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney leaving LIPA in Liverpool

Paul passed the notoriously difficult 11-plus exam meaning he could attend the Liverpool Institute - a grammar school which closed in 1985.

McCartney was determined to save the school and in 1996 he founded LIPA, after rebuilding the old building behind its old facade.

John Lennon

Pete Shotton, left, with John Lennon, at Quarry Bank High School

John also passed his eleven plus exam and attended Quarry Bank High School.

The school is now known as Calderstones, after a period of reform and merging with other institutions.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr

Ringo went to Dingle Vale secondary modern school, after failing his 11-plus.

The school is now an academy, known as King's Leadership Academy.

George Harrison

George Harrison on the Pan Am aircraft bound for New York on 7 February 1964
George Harrison on the Pan Am aircraft bound for New York on 7 February 1964

George Harrison passed the 11-plus and attended the same school as Paul - Liverpool Institute.

John Bishop

Comedian John Bishop is embarking on his first live tour for three years

John began his comedy career as the class clown at Brookvale High School, now known as Ormistion Bolingbroke Academy.

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady is set to host a six-part documentary on the Salvation Army.
Paul O'Grady is set to host a six-part documentary on the Salvation Army.

Paul O'Grady attended St Anton鈥檚 and then the Corpus Christi High School.

Abbey Clancy

Abbey Clancy in one of her day jobs, modelling for Matalan

Before Abbey's modelling career took off, she could be seen strutting down the corridors at St Julie鈥檚 Catholic High School.

Danielle Lloyd

Danielle went to St Hilda's where she was reportedly bullied, despite the headmistress saying the school didn't have an issue with bullying.

Steph Davis

Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis in Dubai

Child actress Steph went to the De La Salle School in St Helens.

Claire Sweeney

Claire Sweeney
Claire Sweeney

Always destined for stardom Claire went to the Elliott-Clarke Theatre School, before heading off to the bright lights of London to the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

Coleen Rooney

Coleen Rooney on John Smith's Grand National Day of the Grand National 2010
Coleen Rooney on John Smith's Grand National Day of the Grand National 2010

Coleen Rooney attended St John Bosco Arts College.

Wayne Rooney

Soccer - FA Barclaycard Premiership - Everton Press Conference
Wayne Rooney signs a professional contract with Everton
Soccer - FA Barclaycard Premiership - Everton Press Conference Wayne Rooney signs a professional contract with Everton

Wayne attended De La Salle Academy, during which time he started his football career and met his future wife.

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison has been diagnosed with nut allergy - even though she has been eating peanuts without problem for years

Jen went to Broughton Hall High School - a Catholic school for girls, before heading to St Edward's College for Sixth Form.

Tina Malone

Actress Tina Malone in Marbella, Spain
Actress Tina Malone in Marbella, Spain

Tina attended Liverpool Institute High School for girls and Childwall College , before finding fame.

Rebecca Ferguson

The X Factor star went to Gateacre Community Comprehensive School - before being singled out for stardom.

Liz Mclarnon

Liz McClarnon plans to open her own restaurant

Like Claire Sweeney Liz attended Elliott-Clarke school and soon after began her career with Atomic Kitten.

Natasha Hamilton

Natasha Hamilton on Celebrity First Dates

Natasha went to Broughton Hall technology college, before taking up her career in the Kittens.